What could be better on a cold icy day than some comfort food in the form of meatloaf? I love meatloaf and I usually use the meatloaf mix (beef, pork and veal) that is sold in stores but I'm trying to cook a little healthier for my family so this time when I went food shopping I bought ground turkey instead of beef. Someone on the message board that I frequent posted about a really good recipe for turkey meatloaf from Cooking Light that she loved. Thankfully she posted the recipe because I couldn't find it on the Cooking Light website.
I posted the original recipe below. The only changes that I made were in quantity because my package or turkey was 2 1/2 lbs so I adjusted all of the other ingredients as well and I used mozzarella cheese because that's what I had.
This was so good. In my experience turkey meatloaf tends to be bland and tasteless. This, however, was very tasty and I think will be my go to recipe for turkey meatloaf.
Turkey Meat Loaf
Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 43 minutes
Other Time: 10 minutes
Yield: 5 servings (serving size: 2 slices)
3/4 cup finely chopped onion
1/4 cup finely chopped green bell pepper
2 garlic cloves, minced
1/4 cup (1 ounce) reduced-fat shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
1/4 cup seasoned breadcrumbs
1 1/2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon ketchup
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 1/4 pounds ground turkey
1/2 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon light brown sugar
1 teaspoon prepared mustard
Preheat oven to 350°.
Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 3 minutes. Cool.
Combine onion mixture, cheese, and next 6 ingredients in a large bowl; tossing to moisten bread. Crumble turkey over onion mixture; stir just until blended.
Pack meat mixture into an 8 x 4-inch loaf pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 35 minutes. Combine 1/2 cup ketchup, brown sugar, and mustard in a small bowl; stir well.
Spread ketchup mixture over meat loaf and bake an additional 5 minutes. Let stand 10 minutes.
Remove meat loaf from pan. Cut into 10 slices.